Community Groups

If you are interested in organizing a local group of scientist volunteers, please follow these three easy steps:

  1. Check below to see if a group already exists in your community
  2. Download our “How-to Guide” for tips on how to build your team
  3. Fill out this form to get in touch–someone from our team will reach out to you shortly.



Biomed Tech Rapid Response

Location: State of New York
Organizers: Nadia Khan, PhD. Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai & Alexandria Trujillo, PhD (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
Contacts: nadiankhan1@gmail.com; alexandriajtrujillo@gmail.com; volunteer sign-up form HERE.

Biomedical Technician Rapid Response Team

Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, Wisconsin
Organizers: Nicole Piscopo, Graduate Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering & Katie Mueller, Graduate Research Fellow in Cellular and Molecular Biology (both University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Contacts: npiscopo@wisc.edu; kmueller22@wisc.edu; volunteer sign-up form HERE.

Greater Boston Consortium for Pathogen Readiness

Location: Broad Institute; Cambridge, MA
Organizers: Tatiana Mansurova, Project Coordinator at Broad Institute
Contacts: tatiana@broadinstitute.org, volunteer sign-up form HERE.

UMass-Amherst COVID-19 Response Teams

Location: Amherst, MA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Organizers: Peter Reinhart
Contacts: phr@umass.edu, volunteer sign-up form [HERE]
Website: https://www.umass.edu/ials/​covid19

Connecticut COVID19 Response Network

Location: Storrs, CT at University of Connecticut
Organizers: Katherine Morris, Mateo Escobar, Ashely G. Benítez, Alex Trouern-Trend
Contacts: Katharine_225@yahoo.com, mescobar2798@gmail.com, ashley.benitez1@gmail.com, geneticatt@gmail.com

Houston COVID-19 Response

Location: Houston, TX and Slack (htx-covid.slack.com)
Organizers: Emily Reiser & Will Clifton (Enventure)
Contacts: Tracy.faustermann@gmail.com (Tracy Faustermann)

UC Irvine COVID-19 Volunteers

Location: Orange County, CA
Organizers: Theresa Loveless, PhD. Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering & Katrine Whiteson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Contacts: tberens@gmail.com, katrine@uci.edu; volunteer sign-up form HERE

Columbia University Researchers Against COVID-19

Location: Columbia University
Organizers: Ken Olive (Faculty Advisor), Natalie Steinemann (Chief Project Officer), Miles Richardson (Chief Operation Officer)
Contacts: “Chiara Bertipaglia (Social Media Manager) at columbiaresearcherscovid19@gmail.com; Columbia Researchers Against Coronavirus
Note: group membership is restricted to Columbia University affiliates, but collaboration proposals are being accepted from outside groups

Georgetown University COVID-19 Response Team

Location: Washington, DC/Georgetown University
Organizers: Michael Parker PhD (Assistant Dean), Alexandra Mushegian PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow), & Zeeba Manavi MS (Research Assistant/Prospective Graduate Student)
Contacts: michael.parker@georgetown.edu (Michael Parker), amushegian@gmail.com (Sasha Mushegian),zm114@georgetown.edu (Zeeba Manavi)

Rochester Area COVID-19 Response

Location: Rochester, NY
Organizers: Derek Crowe (University of Rochester)
Contacts: dcrowe13@gmail.com (Derek Crowe)

San Diego Covid REsearch Enterprise Network (SCREEN)

Location: San Diego, Grassroots movement of researchers from University of California San Diego, Salk, Scripps, Sanford-Burnham, San Diego State University
Organizers: Gene Yeo, PhD MBA. Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UCSD & Stefan Aigner, PhD, Project Scientist Yeo Lab.
Volunteer sign-up form HERE

San Diego COVID-19 Response Volunteers

Organizers: Christina Van, PhD, Scientist at biotech, & Amy Strasner, PhD, Scientist at biotech
Contacts: christina_van@att.net and astras10@gmail.com

COVID19 Resources Canada

Location: Canada
Organizers: Guillaume Bourque, PhD, Professor, McGill University & Tara Moriarty, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Contacts: https://covid19resources.ca/